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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LEFRAK CITY

Jan
18
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Thursday Movie Matinee

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Enjoy an afternoon of the latest releases and blockbuster hits.
January 4- "The Mountain Between Us"
January 18- "Marshall"
February 15- "The Snowman"

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Jan
18
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Finding My Roots

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a special series on finding your familial roots. Participants will learn about resources to search for records tracing their family history in the U.S. and beyond. Please bring a notepad, pen and flash drive to keep track of findings.

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Jan
20
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Spellabration presented by the Friends of the Queens Library Lefrak City Chapter

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children grades Pre-K through 6th are invited to participate in the Spellabration spelling bee. Registration is required.

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Jan
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Total Body Workout

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join us for Total Body Workout given by professional instructor Mr. Ronald Williams. It's free and has been enjoyed by customers for over a year.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jan
23
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Tuesdays

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join us for exciting, fun games after-school in the Teen Rec Room. Activities will encourage creativity and bonding with peers.

January 9- Mosaic Art Craft
January 23- Coloring and Cocoa
February 20- Google CS for Tweens/Teens
February 27- Google CS for Tweens/Teens

Please use stock photo

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jan
24
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Come join us for toddler storytime! Children ages 12 months to 4 years old with a parent or other adult caregiver can join us for stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and coloring.

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Jan
24
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Pre-School Storytime and Craft

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Come join us for storytime and craft! Children ages 3-5 years old and a parent or caregiver can join us to listen to some stories and create a craft. Preregistration is required for this program. Register by phone or in-person. Space is limited.


Jan
25
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Black Experience Film Discussion

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join us for a film discussion regarding contemporary issues impacting the black community.

Featured Film "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners"


Jan
30
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Kids Color

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Come join us at the library for some fun and relaxing coloring! Children in grades pre-k through 5th grade can come into the library after school and enjoy coloring some different types of coloring pages. Pre-k children must be accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver.


Feb
5
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Afternoon Adult Craft

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Sign up to create useful and decorative crafts to take home. Call or stop by the branch to sign up before the program date. Space is limited to 10.

January 8- New Year Celebration Glasses
February 5- Mosaic Greeting Cards

Please use stock photo


Feb
5
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Prenatal Education

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

These six sessions will provide education and support for pregnant people and their families. Come to connect with other pregnant people to learn, share, and support one another. To reserve a seat, please call (347) 571 - 2792. Feel free to bring a support person if you would like. Classes are free and there will be giveaways at each class!

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Feb
6
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Action Racket Lab Storytelling Workshop

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

What makes a good story? Teens learn the basics of storytelling in this hands on workshop. Word games inspire participants to reveal the stories they've always wanted to tell.


Feb
7
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Come join us for toddler storytime! Children ages 12 months to 4 years old with a parent or other adult caregiver can join us for stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and coloring.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Feb
22
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Black History Month Program

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join the Lefrak City Library for a special Black History Month event. The evening will include presentations and performances by the Friends of the Library and local community.


Feb
24
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in the adult coloring program for fun and art.


Feb
26
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Legal Advice for the Disabled

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Are you confused about the process of applying for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration or appealing a decision? A representative from The Legal Aid Society's Government Benefits Unit will be at the library to answer your questions one-on-one.


Mar
5
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Afternoon Adult Craft

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of creative and useful crafts.

March 5- Decopauged Terra Cotta Pots
April 2- Mason Jar Bathroom Set
*Call or stop by the branch to register and inquire about what supplies are needed. *Registration is required, space is limited.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Mar
6
4:00PM

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6:00PM

STEM for Teens

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math...we've got it all in STEM for Teens. Grades 7 and up will participate in creating projects to expand their knowledge and use it in the real world.


Mar
8
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Matinee

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Come to the Lefrak City Library to view the new movie releases and blockbuster hits.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Mar
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Break Dance by The Breaking Institute of the Arts

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

The class explores the history of hip-hop dance in the form of Breaking, Rocking and the development of creative movement. Each student is introduced to the foundation of the dance form to build their own individual style, vocabulary, technique and flow.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Mar
13
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Coding Club - Meeting 1

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Tweens/Teens are invited to participate in a 8-series coding club. Each participant will learn the basics of coding and complete a digital project by the end of the series. Registration is required, space is limited.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Mar
24
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Shout It Out Bingo!

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join the Friends of the Library at Lefrak City for an afternoon of community bingo.


Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.

Friends Chapters enrich community life around their community library. You will meet other people who care, and you will benefit your neighborhood by:

• Increasing community awareness and library use.
• Acting as liaisons between community and your library.
• Sponsoring programs that enhance the cultural life of your community.

As a Friend, you will:

• Educate your community about Queens Library’s vital services.
• Contribute your time towards programs and special activities at your library.
• Advocate for better library service to your own community through outreach, legislative contact, and fundraising.

Date Formed: Aug. 3, 2000 Re-Chartered with current board in October 2016

Current Board Members:

President - Ronald Williams

Vice President - Phiveline Solano

Treasurer - Sylvia Martin

Secretary - Kai Liang

Member-at-Large - Michelle Dunston, James Galloway and Melvin Morgan 

 

Significant Accomplishments: The Friends hosted 150 guests for their Black History Month Celebration. They co-host the popular Open Forum, a monthly town-hall meeting style meeting that engages the elected officials and community leaders by deviling into some of the biggest issues facing New Yorkers.

Friends Fun Facts: The Friends host Family Fun Night an annual event that honors our top students and celebrates their achievements with games and great food.

Contact Info: Community Library Manager Greg Gao 718-592-7677.
 

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